The Bonners Ferry Rotary Club recently announced the recipients of the 2012 scholarships and honoured them at a dessert reception at the Kootenai Inn. 

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Katrina Svec, McKenzie Moore, Josiah Owinyo, Kassandra Vinton, Ayla Neumayer, Brianna Carlson

Eight 2012 graduates of Bonners Ferry High School will each receive a scholarship of five hundred dollars.  They are Brianna Carlson, Ben Horton, McKenzie Moore, Ayla Neumeyer, Josiah Owinyo, Katrina Svek, Kassandra Vinton, and Alexis Wages. 

Local students attending colleges were also awarded five hundred dollar scholarships.  They include Jenna Fox who plans to attend The Masters College, Ben Heart who attends the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Anya Krmpotich who attends Whitworth College and Sara Owinyo who attends The Masters College. The Don Bartling First Club President Scholarship of five hundred dollars was awarded to Alicia Hedrick a student at Northwest Nazarene College.

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                                                                       Scholarship Recipients and Their Families

The local Rotary Club which celebrated its tenth anniversary this week has been awarding scholarships ever since its first year according to Norman Braatz, chairperson of the Foundation Committee, which oversees the scholarship program for the club.  Scholarships are also offered to high school students who take courses at North Idaho College.